Belle Wenzel, a ifelong native of Cullman County, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013. She celebrated her 104th birthday last December. She died peacefully in her sleep at home.
Mrs. Wenzel was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Charles Wenzel; her parents, Hiram Ham and Emma Ham; two sisters, Mae Ham Hosey and Nancy Ham Madison; five brothers, John Alex Ham, George Ham, Harvey Ham, Leonard Ham and Joseph Willard Ham.
She is survived by her two daughters, Emma Sue Wenzel and Betty (Don) Wenzel Cole; niece and caregiver, Jeanette Wren; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wenzel began work as a sewing machine operator at Porter Mills (later Oneida Mills) in Cullman and later became a supervisor. She retired in 1973 after working 35 years.
Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Eulogies will be given by Don Cole and Brent Wren during the funeral service. Interment will be in the City of Cullman Cemetery immediately following services. Because of the inclement weather forecast, there will no graveside services, although the immediate family members plan to be at graveside during interment. Anyone wishing to do so is welcome to join the family.